Kids screen time

Managing our Family’s Screen Time

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of OurPact. I read recently that my generation (ie the gen-x’s and gen-y’s who are now parents in their 30s and 40s) will be the last living generation to have lived in a world both with and without technology. Our children will never have the same […]
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Flash Giveaway – The Sydney Royal Easter Show

I’m officially back! After a very long break I’m excited to let you all know that One Perfect Day has resumed regular programming! Thank you everyone for your messages and emails asking where I’ve been and whether all is well. It has been so wonderful and I’ve definitely been feeling the love! I will be […]
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Pretend Play Bakery – Play and Learn with Play Doh GIVEAWAY

We are huge fans of pretend play – Little Guy loves it because it’s FUN and I love it because it offers endless learning opportunities. I’ve written before about the importance of play, and for me, pretend play is at the top of the list. Pretend play is how kids make sense of the world […]
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Choosing the Right Car for Our Family

For the past few weeks, Mark and I have been looking into buying a second family car – something small and economical that Mark can drive to work without costing a bomb in fuel, and something that I could easily zip up to the shops in or do the school pick up. When it comes […]
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What Do You See? Creative Thinking Challenge for Kids

Have you heard about Origin Energy’s amazing littleBigIdeas competition?  We all know kids are just bubbling with brilliant ideas – they have a very special way of looking at the world. To them, anything is possible. Thanks to Origin Energy, that creative thinking and enthusiasm is being recognised with their littleBigIdeas competition.  Kids in grades […]
Chocolate soup recipe

Warm Chocolate Soup and a Comfy Cosy Giveaway

I served these fabulous bowls of pure chocolate indulgence at a dinner with friends a couple of weeks ago. My dear friend Miss K pleaded with me to blog the recipe and who am I to deny anyone some sweet chocolate bliss? So, here it is, my warm chocolate soup recipe. Be sure to check […]

Weekend Reads and Two Giveaways

Here in Sydney last week, Mother Nature put on a spectacular display. It had been one of “those” days – everyone down with the flu, there were so many places to be and things to be done. We were all exhausted. While I was preparing dinner I noticed the light changing colour outside. Everything was […]
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Sparking Childrens’ Imaginations at the Myer MyKids Emporium

I’m so excited to share with you a little day trip we recently took to Melbourne. It was R’s first time on a plane which was exciting in itself, but add to that the fact that we were visiting Myer’s new MyKids Emporium and you have the makings of one extremely exciting day. We were […]
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A Week of Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids

Making school lunches can be such a chore, especially with fussy eaters in the family. It can be easy to fall into a daily grind of the same thing for lunch every. single. day. Yaaawn! If you’re looking for some tasty, healthy lunchbox options that are no fuss, and quick and easy to make, here […]
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Weekend Reads {and a Giveaway!}

For the longest time now I’ve wanted to share things with you all that didn’t quite fit in to the usual early learning/parenting/kids activities theme that we usually focus on here at One Perfect Day. Sometimes I’ll come across something and think, “Ooh, my lovely readers would really LOVE this” but I have no way […]